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Paul Hogan granted permission to return to U.S.

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One month after an Australian Taxation Office order barred Paul Hogan from leaving the country while the Australian Crime Commission investigated his film royalties, the Crocodile Dundee star has been granted permission to return to the United States. Officials claimed Hogan had placed royalties in tax havens off-shore, but a “cordial and cooperative” meeting with authorities led to an agreement, according to Hogan’s lawyer. The actor claims he’s innocent of the charges, but has said he cannot pay 10 percent of his tax bill.

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